Today, Art21 announced our new screening program for Season 8: the Art21 Screening Society. With every new season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, Art21 has facilitated a free screening program for venues worldwide, giving them all the materials they need to host free, public screenings during the weeks following the season’s premiere on PBS.
Season 7’s screening program saw more than 1,000 screenings hosted by 250 institutions in 47 states, in 34 countries all over the world. Formerly called Art21 Access, the Art21 Screening Society is a way for artists and art lovers everywhere to watch the new season together.
Schools, universities, libraries, museums, non-profit organizations, galleries, arts and cultural spaces, community centers, and even coffee shops can host screenings of Season 8 in their communities between September 16th and December 31st, 2016. Art21 provides all Screening Society partners with a downloadable Screening Guide, a Tool Kit with helpful information for hosting a screening, and high-definition digital files of each episode.
Since Season 8 marks a shift in the series—we’re investigating artists based on location rather than theme—we especially encourage venues in Chicago, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Vancouver to screen the episode on the contemporary artists in their city.